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15 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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14. What motivates you?



Bad answer:
“Doing a good job and being rewarded for it.”

It’s not that this answer is wrong — it’s just that it wastes an opportunity. This question is practically begging you to highlight your positive attributes. So don’t give a vague, generic response — it tells them very little about you. Instead, try and use this question as an opportunity to give the interviewer some insight into your character, and use examples where possible.

Good answer:
“I’ve always been motivated by the challenge – in my last role, I was responsible for training our new recruits in firearm care, and wouldn’t stop teaching until each recruit passed the course. I know that this job is very fast-paced and I’m more than up for the challenge. In fact, I thrive on it.”




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    ashley1991

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Well first let me say this I'm a very tuff young lady. I don't take anything from anybody. I dislike criminals with a passion and I know what I'm capable of.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    good person and help full

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    my chaligents

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    never did

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    nnot good the people was bad

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    happy and safety

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    old jobs

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    i larnd it form reading

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    i have four police officers in my familiy and i have good eyes

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    passing the police test

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    getup set

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    A Police Officer

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    cambridge police

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    My last chief was ok

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    I have four police officers in my familiy

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